KARACHI: At least six people were killed in violent incidents in Karachi on Tuesday.
The body of a 22-year-old male bearing torture marks was found in the Alam Pride area of North Karachi.
One man was killed in a shooting near Lyari’s Ath Chowk.
In another firing incident, a man was killed at a motorcycle workshop near Gulbahar.
Another two were shot to death in Mominabad in Iqbal Market, in the city’s Orangi Town area.
Two TTP men remanded: Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Tuesday remanded two suspects of banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) until March 4 to police custody in an extortion case.
Both the suspects, Sajid Hussain and Meraj, were produced before the ATC-III judge under tight security.
According to the prosecution, the suspects demanded Rs1,500,000 protection money from Mohammad Akram, a trader, and extended him threats of killing in case of non-payment.
The accused were arrested during a raid conducted by the police on Monday.
The investigation officer requested the court for more time to conduct further interrogations.
The case FIR No, (100/2014) was registered under Sections 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 at the Boat Basin police station.
11 arrested in Rangers’ operation: The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday arrested 11 suspects in several raids and recovered weapons from them.
A Rangers’ spokesman said targeted raids were conducted in Orangi and MPR colony areas on Tuesday morning. He said a targeted search operation was conducted against elements of banned parties and members of other criminal gangs. The Rangers also recovered 43 types of weapons including, submachine guns and mixed ammo.
Murder of judge’s son: Separately, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday gave another two weeks to the Hyderabad police for carrying out investigation into killing of the son of district and sessions judge, Jaccobabad, and arresting accused involved in the murder.
During the hearing of the Karachi law and order implementation case, the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani while taking notice of the killing of the son of district and sessions judge in Hyderabad and the attack on the son of district and sessions judge, Dadu, and directed the Sindh Police to submit a report.
The bench of the SC, headed by the chief justice, allowed Sindh Police two weeks after AIG (Legal) Ali Sher Jakhrani stated that investigation into both the incidents was underway and the police required more time to complete investigation.
Gas explosion hurts 4: Four members of a family were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in Liaquatabad in Karachi on Tuesday morning.
According to sources, a house was badly damaged and four people, including a woman, were hurt when a cylinder exploded due to leaking gas. The injured were taken to hospital.
Pillion-riding ban lifted: The Home Department announced an end to a month-long ban on pillion riding in Karachi on Tuesday.
The ban ban was imposed on January 26 over security concerns. Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that the government had decided not to extend the ban in view of problems faced by the public because of it.
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